Chiropractic is for everyone!
The Chiropractic profession is strongly committed to assisting the future generations of the UK to learn to take personal responsibility for their own health and the health of their children in years to come.
We believe, from our experience that Chiropractic care allows children to reach those physical milestones that at the moment are not being achieved. By allowing the spine, nervous system and mechanical structures to function in a balanced way our children can recover from illness and injury better and take part in sporting activities more confidently.
Chiropractors acknowledge that the elderly population in the UK is increasing. Chiropractors can help to improve joint mobility and subsequently the quality of life of this ageing population. Improving patient mobility can enable the older person to remain independent which can have a profound influence on perceived quality of life as well as reducing the subsequent costs incurred for assistance. Chiropractic can reduce the burden on the NHS and will provide a useful service to the elderly in the community.
Our purpose is to educate and adjust as many families as possible toward optimal health, through Chiropractic. At its core, Chiropractic emphasizes the body’s innate ability to heal itself without the use of drugs or surgery. Although spinal adjustments make up part of the wellness equation, a vitalistic approach to family healthcare means that individuals must make conscious choices to support their body’s ability to function at its best. These include avoiding physical, emotional and chemical stressors that affect nervous system function and impede optimal health.
The General Chiropractic Council (GCC) was instituted under the Chiropractors Act 1994. As a statutory body set up by law the GCC has three main duties:
Protecting the public by regulating Chiropractors
Setting the standards of Chiropractic education, conduct and practice
Ensuring the development of the profession.
Anybody who calls themselves a Chiropractor in the UK must be registered with the GCC, otherwise they are committing a criminal offence.
To register as a Chiropractor, an individual has to satisfy the educational requirements for registration & show they are of good health and character.
ALLIANCE OF UK CHIROPRACTORS
The Alliance of UK Chiropractors (AUKC) is an affiliation of professional organisations dedicated to the protection, unity and strengthening of the Chiropractic profession in the UK. The AUKC supports the vision of a vitalistic model of health and wellbeing, which can positively impact the health care of our nation.
Throughout this document there are many examples of the immense impact that Chiropractic can have on improving the health of the nation and putting Health and Care back into Healthcare.
is to create a Vitalistic Chiropractic model of Health and Wellbeing for families within the UK creating a Positive Impact on the Healthcare of our entire Nation.
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Original article was put together by the Alliance of UK Chiropractors and can be found on the UCA website: https://www.united-chiropractic.org/